With Eric Green

On Episode 128 of The Unique CPA, Randy welcomes tax attorney and author Eric Green, the founder of Tax Rep Network. Eric’s goal with Tax Rep Network is to help tax professionals build successful IRS representation practices. He shares stories, including one where he helped clients resolve large tax debts and avoid penalties, and another horror story that saw a preparer potentially on the hook for six figures. Eric provides valuable advice for tax season, such as considering collectability when filing returns with balances due. He discusses how Tax Rep Network supports members with extensive training, consulting support, and community resources.

Important Links

Tax Rep Network

Tax Rep Network Podcast

Green & Sklarz, LLC

Eric Green on LinkedIn

About the Guest

Eric Green is the founder of Tax Rep Network, a community which serves over 500,000 tax, accounting, and legal professionals each year. Eric’s practice focuses on criminal and civil taxpayer representation, business planning and estate planning. He specializes in representing individuals and business owners before the IRS, the Department of Justice Tax Division, and state taxing authorities, as well as business planning, tax planning and estate planning strategies to help clients reach their goals.

A Founding Partner at Green & Sklarz, LLC, Eric speaks frequently on tax controversy and criminal tax topics for a number of organizations, including CCH, The NAEA, ABA Tax Section, the Connecticut Bar and NATP. He has served as Chair of the Closely Held Business Tax Committee for the American Bar Association, and as the Chair of the Executive Tax Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a columnist for the Journal of Practice & Procedure, and the founder of the New England IRS Representation Conference that takes place every fall at Foxwoods.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.